The Cincinnati Bengals lost to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday but not without making it interesting. At one point, the stripes trailed 20-6 but roared back in the fourth quarter thanks to an incredible touchdown pass from Joe Burrow to Ja’Marr Chase.
Tee Higgins was in awe of the touchdown pass, as we all were.
Here was the answer from Higgins when asked about Burrow’s mesmerizing touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to tie the game late in regulation:
I can say with confidence that a lot of us were thinking that very same thing when Burrow let that ball rip and the Bengals ended up tying the game 20-20 with a little over a minute to go.
While the 49ers would march down the field and attempt a game-winning field goal, Robbie Gould missed the attempt and that allowed the Bengals to take things to overtime. It didn’t go Cincy’s way from there but it wasn’t Burrow or Higgins’ fault that the good guys fell 26-23. Zac Taylor called too conservative of a game for the team to have a realistic shot at winning.
Tee Higgins wowed by Joe Burrow
While Higgins was wowed by his quarterback, we were also wowed by what he did on the field on Sunday. The former Clemson product hauled in five receptions for 114 yards, averaging 22.80 yards per reception.
Higgins now has recorded three straight games with 100+ yards receiving and when asked if he thinks teams will adjust to that, he provided another comical answer.
Teams definitely adjusted when defending Chase and it’s led to him not coming anywhere close to his explosive 200+ yard receiving performance ever since. He did find the end zone twice on Sunday though, with one of those touchdowns being the tremendous one from Burrow in the fourth quarter.
I’m with Higgins again on this one. I hope teams don’t adjust to cover him and he continues to dominate defenses. It’s what makes this Bengals offense so dangerous, having three WR1-caliber receivers.